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Abacrombie, Timothy Dean's, or Trattoria Alberto?


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Abacrombie, Timothy Dean's, or Trattoria Alberto?

venera | Feb 20, 2007 04:39 AM

Where should we go to dinner tomorrow night?

We've been to Trattoria Alberto before. One of the few places where we walked out of there saying "I was happy to pay that much and don't begrudge a penny." (Usually, at the end of the meal we play the "What was this meal *really* worth game" and end up feeling like we overpaid for the quality.) It was a joy from start to finish. But should we try something new instead?

Never been to Timothy Dean's or Abacrombie. A former waitress myself, servers in the weeds, bad servers, indifferent or overbearing service make me nuts and I obsess over them rather than enjoy the meal. I read from the boards that TDs has service issues, but those comments are 8-12 months old. Any newer info anyone can share? How would you compare the quality of food to Trattoria Alberto?

Tomorrow is 1/2 price wine night at Amacrombie, and I'm eyeing their tasting menu complete with wine. Anyone have anything to say about it? Plus, we can walk the two blocks to it from my house, which is definitely a bonus. Nothing at the BSO tomorrow night, so can avoid the symphony crowds. Any direct comparisons to Trattoria Alberto would be appreciated, as I ought to make the decision on the food, not the convenience!

Many thanks to the 'Hounds in the know.


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